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April 19, 1775 Start of the American Revolution
  Georgia and the American Revolution
April 19, 1778 Georgia ship capture three British vessels off the coast of St. Simons Island
April 19, 1796 Nathaniel Twining announces stagecoach service between Savannah and Augusta. It becomes the first successful service between the cities. An earlier attempt, in 1786 failed in less than a year.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  City of Augusta, Georgia
April 19, 1865 Skirmish at Barnesville
  Civil War - 1865
April 19, 1887 Gentleman's Driving Club agrees to purchase the 189-acre tract of Doc Walker.
April 19, 1936 Atlanta holds its first Dogwood Festival
April 19, 1966 Donald Hollowell, appointed as Regional Director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by President Lyndon B. Johnson, opens the Atlanta office of the EEOC.
April 19, 1978 Janet Cofer, 61, is murdered, final victim of the Wynnton Stocking Strangler, although this would not be known for a number of months
  Wynnton Stocking Strangler
April 19, 1984 The Home Depot moves from the NASDAQ to the New York Stock Exchange
April 19, 2002
  Police arrest trucker in Dublin
April 19, 2003 Ron Young is reunited with his family at Fort Bliss, Texas
  Ronald D. Young, Jr.
April 19, 2005 Tom Danielson wins the Dodge Tour de Georgia
April 24, 2005
  2005 Tour de Georgia
April 19, 2005 Jennifer Wilbanks purchases a Greyhound bus ticket from Atlanta, Georgia to Austin, Texas.
  Jennifer Wilbanks, The Runaway Bride
April 19, 2010 Demario Atwater pleads guilty in federal court to charges of carjacking, kidnapping and firearms charges in the torture/murder of Eve Carson. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
April 19, 2011 Plant Longleaf, Georgia's 11th coal-fired electric plant is required to report on only two additional pollutants to get a license, in spite of pro-environment protests.
  Early County, Georgia
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